Boston Talk Show Host Jimmy Myers Turns to 106.1 The Touch FM
With few options left in talk radio, veteran media personality Jimmy Myers takes over the morning show at Boston's only Black radio station 106.1 The Touch. However "The Touch" is a low powered FM radio station that has less than a 10 mile broadcast range that doesn't reach most of Boston. For it to become a viable radio station, The Touch 106.1 website is probably the best way for the Boston community to listen to the station.
“It feels like I’m beginning all over again,” Myers, 64, admitted. “But what am I going to do? It’s the only outlet I’ve got right now. I thought about it for days, not sure if I should do it, then realized I still have the energy and the passion. I don’t care if it’s a 10-watt station; I’ll give it what I would have given a 50,000-watt station.”
Though the station calls itself “the fabric of the black community,” Jimmy insists, “It’s not going to be black radio and it’s not going to be white radio. I just want to do great radio.”
The feeling here is that he’s always done great radio, never needing the low-rent props of risque repartee to sustain a conversation. He was above that because he was better than that, but he was also hotter than a pistol, as he was the night he quit his Channel 4 job on the air.
That explosiveness still makes a lot of people nervous, though Jimmy plays no favorites. When WEEI dumped him 10 years ago, he lambasted middle-of-the-roaders.
“Maybe I’ll never work in this business again,” he said.
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Past work from Jimmy Myers which also includes a talk show host on mainstream radio station besides his work as Sports anchor and his work as host on Radio One's 1090 WILD (below)